Webby 5s Night

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 | london | No Comments

Monday night was Webby5s night up at the ICA, organised to help kick off the 12th annual Webby Awards by those charming chaps at Poke London. I jumped on a train, tried desperately hard not to fall asleep, and met up with Tom in time for some dim sum at Ping Pong. Oh I love Ping Pong! Then we dashed over to the Mall in time to grab a free beer and catch up with Matt, Matt and Matt before the talks started.

I really liked the format, lengthened from the original Webbys; five slides and five sentences per slide. Of course there are many ways you can interpret five sentences, a variety of ways you can make them somewhat longer using a interesting punctuation, or of course using none at all. We had a combination of very short, normal, long, longer and entire paragraphs. It was good to see Brighton’s very own Matt Hanson, along with Francis Irving, Rafael Rozendaal and my personal favourite David McCandless.

Another benefit of this nice concise format is that it leaves plenty of time for more free beer before you have to get the train home. So we hung out, discussed the Brighton massive and BSG amongst other equally intellectual topics before dashing back to Victoria to sleepily ride home.

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